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Escort Cosworth Protection Detail...



Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Hi again chaps. Just a little write up (plenty of pictures) on a stunning Escort Cosworth. This was only in for a tidy up and some protection.

I'd just like to say a massive thanks to the owner, Andy for letting me work on his pride and joy, it was a pleasure to work on. The car was resprayed by us at Protek Bathgate not long ago and it's done a handful of miles since then it was just needing that final touch to bring it to life.

Also a thanks to Craig for popping though and giving me a hand. His camera helped with the afters! I think he may have been drunk though... :lol:

First up inspection and a plan of action...


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A few bit s and bobs around the car in need of attention but really nothing of any real note...


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Bit of chrome and pipework poking through the vents... it's had some work!

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Onto the rather bright White Oz Super T's. I really could not live with White wheels! Still rather clean from little use...


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Time to clean. Today's choice thanks to Dennis was a trial of StjarnaGloss Hjul. I'm a massive fan of thicker "gel" type cleaners, I think they lather up and clean better than some runnier thinner wheel cleaners.

Not the toughest task today on these wheels but diluted 10:1 and used with the ever awesome EZ and Swissvax brushes.

Pw to loosen off some dirt...

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G101 as always on the tyres...

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Hjul time...

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Next up the last of my Wolf's De-ironizer next to get rid of some light filings. Iron X for me next...

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Washed off to reveal...

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Nice and bright again. :)

Onto the bodywork. Quick snowfoam to loosen off the dust/dirt around the car...

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G101 and the awesome Swissvax brush at work again, nothing missed...

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All rinsed off and looking better already...

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Followed by a quick tardis, really nothing on any panels tbh.

There was no need for any claying, the paintwork was in good condition exception being the bonnet and spoiler, that had a little overspray but the last thing I wanted was to inflict some marring when it wasn't required. First time in a long time!

Dried off and inside for inspection... Now I had spoken to Andy before seeing the car about the bonnet, he said it looked a bit scummy after trying some polish on it so that needed some attention and a little overspray on the massive rear wing.

Bonnet haze...

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My favourite combo on most medium paints... Menzerna 106fa and 3m Yellow polishing pad used. So simple yet fantastic ability to correct and finishing down.

My apprentice for the evening Craig tasked with doing the bonnet... he loves being my biatch really... :lol:

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Much much better. Spoiler next, my turn!

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Not sure where the overspray was from but removed no problem.

Rest of the car prepped with Britemax Blackmax. Great prep product for this colour, leaves a nice slick clean base for any carnauba wax. I have to admit it's no Amigo imo, by machine or hand Amigo definitely has the edge on filling and slickness.

Whilst going round the car with Blackmax Craig was following me with my new favourite wax, Bouncer's 22.

This was my 3rd time of using this wax and I just find it's so honest, it feels like Jay poured is heart and soul into it and he's produced imo the best wax in that price range bar none imo.

It feels much more boutique than it's price tag suggest. Now i'm a pot/packaging wh0re as much as anyone and if you had put Jay's wax into a Zymol or a SV pot the detailing industry would be raving it about it more than they already are. It's fantastic and such a credit to Jay and the DJ boys!

Some shots Craig took...

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Tyres treated to Megs Endurance, bottle nearly finished after 2 years!

Trim with AF revive, did try some seal feed on the rubbers but I think it suits new rubbers and plastics much more.

Glass with AF crystal. Still on the look out for another at the moment.

Exhaust with my old favourite Autosol. Wasn't actually that bad.



Now onto the afters sadly we were losing light unlike the previous ST but Craig tried his best. Enjoy the pictures.


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Tucked up for the night...


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Thanks for taking the time out to look guys, apologies it wasn't the most in depth write up on this occasion.

Thanks again for to Andy the owner for letting me work on such a fantastic example of a Fast Ford.
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
The only thing letting it down for me are the SuperTs :(

Agreed, he's thinking about amphasite.

1. Looks shiny.
2. Bet you shot your Dagenham Dustbin loving bolt.
3. Ask Santa for a camera.

1. Thanks.
2. A little but they aren't my favourite.
3. Most of the afters were shot using a Canon 1000D... think myself and Craig need practice! :eek:
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
That would make them better, still not sure if they're too multispoke though if you know what I mean.

Possibly. There are better out there. I think even standard Silver would help.


Thank you! :)

wow. f**king awesome.

Great car. Great work.

Cheers Kane. It's got a bit of an aura about it.

This is one of my favourite fords, one day i will have one in the garage

Thanks chap, thy have certainly come down in price little.
 
Aww look at the Poomah in the background.

Must be a privilege to work on that beast.

Good work kev, how you finding bouncers?
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D, Golf
I need to have a go in one of those at some point, bloody awesome!

I'd love you to detail my car you're quite good at it,
but I think it would take you a month, some nuclear weapons and cost me as much as the car's worth in labour. lol

Nice funky hair btw Gally. :cool: (not as nice as mine though) ;)
 

Edd

ClioSport Club Member
  Ghibli/Boxster/197T
Stunning, would like to see it on standard wheels.
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Aww look at the Poomah in the background.

Must be a privilege to work on that beast.

Good work kev, how you finding bouncers?

I love it mate. Durability will be another factor but it's amazing to use, just so oily and "spreadable". If you're looking for a wax in that price range and you don't need it to withstand a nuclear blast it's hard to beat. I couldn't recommend anything over it in that price range.


I need to have a go in one of those at some point, bloody awesome!

I'd love you to detail my car you're quite good at it,
but I think it would take you a month, some nuclear weapons and cost me as much as the car's worth in labour. lol

Nice funky hair btw Gally. :cool: (not as nice as mine though) ;)

Thanks Dave. My hair is erm... a tad ghey! But I like it! Used to be a lot longer!
 

jamier27

ClioSport Club Member
  T5, Ariel Atom 300
awesome work there!

lovely colour, but agree with the wheels. I like the standards or rondel? i think there called and the azevs?
 
Stunning! I want you to detail my rs turbo when it is running. Do you do paint correction ie wet and dry? :) Mine is shiny but who ever painted it left it orange peely.
 

Jason_E

ClioSport Club Member
  Golf GTI, Jap Tank.
Use Flickr to upload them next time, jesus!

Nice car, shame about the wheels!
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Stunning! I want you to detail my rs turbo when it is running. Do you do paint correction ie wet and dry? :) Mine is shiny but who ever painted it left it orange peely.

Thanks chap. Lots of work involved in wet sanding a car. Plenty of Pros offer it these days though.

Just plain fit.

I like the white wheels. A car like that screams for attention and the white against the Ford blue just emphasise that.

Top work! :)

Haha, it's an asw incarnate! Thanks D!

Great work! Lovely car

Cheers mate, the owner has ploughed plenty of cash into it!


Use Flickr to upload them next time, jesus!

Nice car, shame about the wheels!

I did but I don't know how to do it like other people do, maybe I need to upgrade to the pro account?
 
1. Thanks.
2. A little but they aren't my favourite.
3. Most of the afters were shot using a Canon 1000D... think myself and Craig need practice! :eek:

Looks like the exposure is all over the shop. That said the light doesn't look great and I'm not expert 'tog by a long shot.
 
  inferno 182.
nice job Gally!!! my territory now! LOL! looks a great escos! second best colour bar mallard green? or maybe the monte? my opinion? sitting good but them wheels??? oh dear!!! ghraphite comp mo 6 spokes only on an escos! ive seen that on owners club site i think? has it got a harvey gibb engine do you know?
 
  inferno 182.
show us a picture or the engine bay? whats in there? exhaust looks standard! sticking out to far? give away? rear quarters dont meet up with the rear quarters! the escos has larger quarters to meet the spoiler on the tailgate! thats the give away! its a rep and youve fitted the kit! you want to see my rep??? you can tell me about clios!show us the rs2000 lump!
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Lols at it being a rep. Did you not see the pictures?

I'll remember and grab a picture next time I see him. I'll be sure to mention that it looks like a rep.
 
  renault clio 1.2 16v
wow thats better than coming oot the factory how much would that sort of clean cost and quick question what would you say is best glass cleaner
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks Sj, he confused the hell outta me.

Thanks mate, the owner was very happy with the job and that's the most important thing. I'd have liked a little longer on it but time was tight.

Glass cleaners? Anything goes really. I don't rate autoglym fast glass. Very smeary imo.

Anything really is fine though. Buy a cheap poundland one. Be reet.
 

Chuckles

ClioSport Moderator
Awesome car, but not the wheels.. :(

Haircut, you finally look male (bar the highlights ;) )

You've done a top job on that though kev, I'd love to have you skills with making a car look mint.
 

Ian_182

ClioSport Club Member
  FN2 Type R +MK6 Golf
Wheels have killed the car.Nice effort on the correction i think.

I always love the imperial blue on a nice set of rondels tbh.
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Awesome car, but not the wheels.. :(

Haircut, you finally look male (bar the highlights ;) )

You've done a top job on that though kev, I'd love to have you skills with making a car look mint.

Cheers Robbo, much appreciated

Properly nice car! Decent job too!

Cheers Ant. It's a tidy car the owner is a superb mechanic.

Stunning :)

Fantastic job as always gally :)

Cheers Paul. Appreciate the comments.

Wheels have killed the car.Nice effort on the correction i think.

I always love the imperial blue on a nice set of rondels tbh.

I'm not the biggest fan of the wheels but the owner is thinking of a change of colour possibly.
 


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